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U.S. Prison Conditions Are So Bad, the British Gov't Refuses to Extradite This Indicted Person There

The extradition case of Lauri Love, the alleged hacker currently in the United Kingdom, is placing a spotlight on the detrimental prison conditions in the United States. On February 5, a British High Court decided in favor of Love in his appeal to remain in the UK, due to concerns over the physical and mental treatment of those incarcerated in American prisons. 

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The Coming Election Is Going to Be a Tidal Wave of Women Running for Office

Politics in the Trump era often seems like a hall of mirrors and mirages. But something significant and undeniable is happening across the country that goes deeper than the White House’s daily distortions or whether dealing with Trump is like negotiating with Jell-O.

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Why Senator Cardin Is a Fitting Opponent for Chelsea Manning

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ben Cardin, has become a big star in national media by routinely denouncing Russia as a dire threat to American democracy. The senior senator from Maryland personifies the highly dangerous opportunism that has set in among leading Democrats on the subject of Russia.

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Chelsea Manning Scorches Harvard for Rescinding Fellowship Offer Under Pressure from the CIA

Chelsea Manning has accused Harvard University of caving into pressure from the CIA in reversing its invitation to her to become a visiting fellow, in what the former US soldier and whistleblower described as a “police state”.

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Trump's Newest Disaster: Discharging Transgender People in Active Military Service Citing Ludicrous and Impractical Data

On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump announced that “the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military.” This decision is the latest in a string of transgender rights rollbacks Trump has initiated since reversing Barack Obama’s directive protecting trans students in February.

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Whistleblowers and Endless War Was Chelsea Manning Motivated By Moral Injury?

“My guilt will never go away,” former Marine Matthew Hoh explained to me. “There is a significant portion of me that doesn't believe it should be allowed to go away, that this pain is fair.”

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Chelsea Manning: Compromise Does Not Work With the Extremists in Charge - When Will Progressives Learn?

Barack Obama left behind hints of a progressive legacy. Unfortunately, despite his faith in our system and his positive track record on many issues over the last eight years, there have been very few permanent accomplishments.

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Rights Group Blasts Obama Administration's 'Unconscionable' Treatment of Chelsea Manning

In a surprise move by the Obama administration, US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning had her decades-long prison sentence commuted on Tuesday, January 17.

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Disgraced New York Times Reporter Delivers the Most Shameless Chelsea Manning Smear Yet

A prominent journalist who spread lies the U.S. government used to sell the war in Iraq—which led to the deaths of an estimated 1 million-plus people—implied that whistleblower Chelsea Manning has blood on her hands for exposing U.S. atrocities in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Chelsea Manning Decision Gives Supporters Reason to Cheer

The Obama administration announced Tuesday afternoon that it will commute the majority of the remaining sentence of whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, and she will reportedly be freed in May 2017 along with the political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.

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Nine Years of Challenging Obama Policies at His Hawaii Vacation Home

Its been nine Christmas and New Year’s holidays that we in Hawaii have been challenging policies of the Obama administration, beginning in December 2008 before President-elect Obama was sworn into office, on the issue of his silence on the 27-day Israeli attack on Gaza that killed 1,400 Palestinians.

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